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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

August 23, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

NFL:

TITANS’ DEFENSE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Vrabel knows exactly what he wants Tennessee to improve on defensively for his first season as head coach: Don’t give up an average of 8 1/2 points in the fourth quarter. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words by 6 p.m., photos.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-DEFENSIVE TEST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s players are confident their defense will be much more potent under new coach Jeremy Pruitt, the former Alabama defensive coordinator. Their theory will be put to an early test when the Volunteers open the season against No. 17 West Virginia, which has preseason All-America selections at quarterback and wide receiver. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

With:

COACHES ALL-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Georgia led the way with 12 players on the preseason coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams. Alabama had 10 All-SEC picks and Auburn had nine on the teams released Thursday. SENT: 100 words, photos.

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